Sunday, September 6, 2015

Reaping what you Sow

Paul wrote to the Galatians to be careful because, "...A man reaps what he sows."  

My mom used to scold, "You made your bed, now lie in it."

I say, "This is a mess of your own making."

After my first visit to the dentist in five years the Spirit whispered this wisdom, "A man reaps what he sows."

I am currently reaping heaps of pain because I sowed neglect.

I am lying in a bed of financial distress because I made a bed of stupidity.

Ugh, I made this mess in my mouth because I HATE the dentist.

And the Spirit didn't stop.  My lesson was not over.

After a visit to the allergist I realized I was reaping an attitude of complacency because I had sown denial.

I saw that the bed of my attitude meant I had to lie in uncomfortablness with my kids' attitudes.  

In neglecting to sow the Father, Son and Holy Spirit into the fabric of my everyday I had reaped bitterness and depression.

Reaping what you sow should not be so profound but somehow I had lost sight of the cause and effect world I live in.  The cause and effect of the long term and the short.  

It is startling and a bit crippling to have that relationship brought into focus.  To see the bounty of bad where I had wanted good but failed to sow it.  

As Psalm 121 reassures, "My help comes from the Lord."  I start afresh, tilling and weeding and pruning what needs to die knowing that the harvest will glorify God.  I cast my anxiety about a month of dentist visits and the pain and uncomfortableness on Him knowing He will bring me the peace I need to stay in the chair.  I trust in the Lord with all my heart when it comes to my allergic son knowing that He knows the plans He has for him.